Period
to 1 October 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 6 months to 1 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
Central London > City of London
6 months to
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 133 205 171
Rank change year-on-year +72 -34 -5
Permanent jobs citing Games 64 123 208
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 1.73% 1.21% 1.89%
As % of the General category 3.41% 2.47% 3.45%
Number of salaries quoted 73 122 200
Median annual salary £72,500 £66,250 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.43% +20.45% -8.33%
10th Percentile £45,000 £37,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £85,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year - +16.67% +4.35%

Games is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
City of London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 1,875 4,989 6,024
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 50.62% 49.26% 54.83%
Number of salaries quoted 1,644 4,345 5,376
Median annual salary £72,500 £67,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.41% +3.85% +8.33%
10th Percentile £42,500 £38,000 £36,250
90th Percentile £108,750 £98,750 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% +4.17%

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Games as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Games in the City of London

Games
Salary Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Games in the City of London.

Salary trend for Games in the City of London

Games
Salary Histogram in the City of London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Games in the City of London over the 6 months to 1 October 2020.

Salary histogram for Games in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 October 2020, IT jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Games.

1 27 (42.19%) Java
2 21 (32.81%) Python
3 20 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (25.00%) AWS
4 16 (25.00%) C#
5 15 (23.44%) JavaScript
6 14 (21.88%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 13 (20.31%) Prototyping
7 13 (20.31%) Finance
8 12 (18.75%) Mobile Games
8 12 (18.75%) Scala
8 12 (18.75%) Azure
8 12 (18.75%) Apple iOS
9 11 (17.19%) Analytical Skills
9 11 (17.19%) Kubernetes
9 11 (17.19%) Open Source
9 11 (17.19%) Kanban
9 11 (17.19%) Android
10 10 (15.63%) Scrum
10 10 (15.63%) Time Management
10 10 (15.63%) Banking
10 10 (15.63%) Investment Banking
10 10 (15.63%) Issue Tracking
10 10 (15.63%) Kotlin
10 10 (15.63%) Problem-Solving
10 10 (15.63%) Critical Thinking
10 10 (15.63%) Microservices
10 10 (15.63%) GCP
10 10 (15.63%) Mentoring
11 9 (14.06%) DevOps

Games
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (4.69%) Confluence
2 2 (3.13%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (1.56%) 3ds Max
1 1 (1.56%) Acrobat
1 1 (1.56%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (1.56%) Adobe Premiere
1 1 (1.56%) InDesign
1 1 (1.56%) LightWave 3D
1 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.56%) MODO
1 1 (1.56%) Photoshop
1 1 (1.56%) Revit
1 1 (1.56%) SketchUp
Cloud Services
1 16 (25.00%) AWS
2 12 (18.75%) Azure
3 10 (15.63%) GCP
4 7 (10.94%) GitHub
5 5 (7.81%) Serverless
6 3 (4.69%) Amazon S3
7 2 (3.13%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (1.56%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (1.56%) G Suite
8 1 (1.56%) Office 365
8 1 (1.56%) OneDrive
8 1 (1.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.25%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (3.13%) Data Mining
2 2 (3.13%) Hadoop
2 2 (3.13%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.56%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.56%) Looker
3 1 (1.56%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (12.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 8 (12.50%) Jenkins
1 8 (12.50%) TeamCity
2 7 (10.94%) Android Studio
2 7 (10.94%) GitLab
2 7 (10.94%) Xcode
3 4 (6.25%) Cucumber
3 4 (6.25%) Selenium
4 3 (4.69%) Jasmine
4 3 (4.69%) JIRA
4 3 (4.69%) PhantomJS
5 2 (3.13%) Postman
General
1 13 (20.31%) Finance
2 10 (15.63%) Banking
2 10 (15.63%) Investment Banking
3 8 (12.50%) Law
4 4 (6.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 32 (50.00%) Developer
2 11 (17.19%) Games Developer
3 8 (12.50%) AWS DevOps
4 7 (10.94%) Mobile Games Developer
5 6 (9.38%) AWS Engineer
5 6 (9.38%) DevOps Engineer
5 6 (9.38%) Java Developer
6 5 (7.81%) Analyst
6 5 (7.81%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 5 (7.81%) Scala Developer
7 4 (6.25%) Business Analyst
7 4 (6.25%) Data Scientist
7 4 (6.25%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 3 (4.69%) Data Business Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) Head of DevOps
8 3 (4.69%) Ruby Engineer
9 2 (3.13%) Agile Business Analyst
9 2 (3.13%) QA Automation Engineer
9 2 (3.13%) Salesforce Developer
9 2 (3.13%) Technical Director
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (21.88%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 7 (10.94%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 7 (10.94%) cocos2d
2 7 (10.94%) JNI
2 7 (10.94%) OpenGL
3 6 (9.38%) Web Services
4 5 (7.81%) HTML
4 5 (7.81%) Vue.js
5 4 (6.25%) AngularJS
5 4 (6.25%) Natural Language Processing
5 4 (6.25%) TensorFlow
6 3 (4.69%) CSS
6 3 (4.69%) Flask
6 3 (4.69%) Jest
6 3 (4.69%) OAuth
6 3 (4.69%) REST
6 3 (4.69%) RESTful
6 3 (4.69%) Sass
7 2 (3.13%) Keras
7 2 (3.13%) PyTorch
Miscellaneous
1 12 (18.75%) Mobile Games
2 11 (17.19%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (10.94%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (6.25%) Mobile App
5 3 (4.69%) Blog
5 3 (4.69%) User Experience
6 2 (3.13%) Algorithms
6 2 (3.13%) Animation
6 2 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (3.13%) Marketing Technology
6 2 (3.13%) Social Network
7 1 (1.56%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.56%) NHS
7 1 (1.56%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 12 (18.75%) Apple iOS
2 11 (17.19%) Android
3 2 (3.13%) Linux
3 2 (3.13%) Windows
4 1 (1.56%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (20.31%) Prototyping
3 11 (17.19%) Kanban
3 11 (17.19%) Open Source
4 10 (15.63%) Critical Thinking
4 10 (15.63%) Issue Tracking
4 10 (15.63%) Mentoring
4 10 (15.63%) Microservices
4 10 (15.63%) Problem-Solving
4 10 (15.63%) Scrum
4 10 (15.63%) Time Management
5 9 (14.06%) DevOps
5 9 (14.06%) Infrastructure as Code
6 8 (12.50%) Computer Science
6 8 (12.50%) Game Development
7 7 (10.94%) Machine Learning
8 6 (9.38%) Artificial Intelligence
9 5 (7.81%) Data Cleansing
9 5 (7.81%) Data Science
9 5 (7.81%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 27 (42.19%) Java
2 21 (32.81%) Python
3 16 (25.00%) C#
4 15 (23.44%) JavaScript
5 12 (18.75%) Scala
6 10 (15.63%) Kotlin
7 9 (14.06%) C++
8 8 (12.50%) Objective-C
9 6 (9.38%) SQL
10 5 (7.81%) Go
11 4 (6.25%) R
12 3 (4.69%) ES6
12 3 (4.69%) Ruby
13 2 (3.13%) Julia
13 2 (3.13%) PHP
14 1 (1.56%) Apple Swift
14 1 (1.56%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (14.06%) Degree
2 2 (3.13%) Master's Degree
2 2 (3.13%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.38%) QA
2 1 (1.56%) Data Quality
System Software
1 9 (14.06%) Docker
2 1 (1.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (17.19%) Kubernetes
2 8 (12.50%) Ansible
2 8 (12.50%) Puppet
2 8 (12.50%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (12.50%) Google
2 3 (4.69%) Tableau
3 2 (3.13%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.13%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.56%) Adobe
4 1 (1.56%) Perforce
4 1 (1.56%) Sage